Originally Posted by Vizion
This just in, BO is a first class moron.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday that the Pentagon may have to build a new facility to house detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, to hedge against political opposition around the country to the incarceration of the inmates in existing federal or military facilities in the United States.
"I fully expect to have 535 pieces of legislation before this is over saying, 'Not in my district, not in my state,' " Gates said, referring to the number of senators and representatives in Congress. He said the Pentagon wants to have $50 million at hand in case it has to build a prison on short notice.
In January, President Obama ordered the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year. Gates said the facilities, which cost tens of millions of dollars to construct, are likely to be "mothballed....
there is an easy answer to this. Conviction of a terrorism offense equates to the death penalty...and carry it out at Guantanamo...then you dont need to do anything with them except burrial...and I dont think any Senator will mind sparing a plot of ground to for burrial in their state...after all...if the terrorists are dead...they aint gonna get loooose in the population are they.
Prooves the senators have no faith in their own prison system if they believe the terrorists will get out....thats shocking...what sorta message are they sending out...soooo the American Penal system isnt tough enough to keep international terrorists then??